Justice Roseline Korir has placed the six suspects on their defence after finding that the prosecution had proved the case against them beyond a reasonable doubt.

The six accused persons who have been charged with the murder of MP Thuo are club owner Paul Boiyo, alias Sheki, Thuo’s aide Christopher Andika, alias Lumba; DJs Andrew Wainaina, Samuel Ngugi, alias Visi, waiter Esther Mulinge and patron Ruth Irungu, alias Atlanta.

“I have considered the prosecution case and I’m satisfied that accused persons number 1,2,3,4,5,6 have a case to answer and each is placed on their defence under section 306 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC),” ruled Judge Korir.

In the case, the prosecution called 30 witnesses and adduced 10 exhibits to prove the murder charges against the six accused persons.

The accused persons have since denied poisoning the former lawmaker at Porkies bar in Thika town on November 17, 2013.

Most witnesses, including a pathologist who conducted a postmortem in South Africa including Thuo’s widow, have testified.

During the last hearing, a witness produced a postmortem report in court to prove that Thuo was poisoned. Andrew Gachii, a consultant pathologist and forensic specialist, told the court that Thuo died from hemorrhagic gastroenteritis caused by poisoning.

He said he participated in the joint postmortem on behalf of the family, alongside government pathologist Peter Ndegwa.

The court has ordered that the accused persons adduce their defence on February 13


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